At 09:19, Abingdon Fire was alerted to a small plane crash at the Virginia Highlands Airport. Pilot took off from an airport in Ohio and was stopping at Highlands to refuel for his trip. Upon landing, plane veered off the runway, hit an embankment, flipped over, and landed on a new runway under construction. Pilot was trapped inside the aircraft until Airport Personnel and members of the MedFlight Crew were able to raise the tail of the aircraft to free the pilot. He sustained a head injury and was transported to Bristol Regional Medical Center by MedFlight. Fuel spill was contained by fire personnel. Chief 201, Asst Chief 211, Battalion 209, Rescue Engine 205, and Utility 210 responded along with units of the Washington County Life Saving Crew and Virginia State Police. Plane was left in the crash position until members of the FFA can investigate.
The KNOX-BOX enables the Town of Abingdon Fire Department rapid entry to your business or home without damage if you are not there or unable to open the door. KNOX-BOX is a key safe mounted outside that can be unlocked only by the Town of Abingdon Fire Department. This is a voluntary alternative to forced entry, delayed entry or no entry when the Town of Abingdon Fire Department is called to your business or home for a fire alarm activation. The Town of Abingdon Fire Department is one of more than 11,500 departments in North America to use the KNOX-BOX RAPID ENTRY SYSTEM.
The Town of Abingdon Fire Department uses the KEYSECURE master key security system to control the KNOX-BOX master key. The KEYSECURE master key security system provides accountability with an audit trail giving the date, time and user ID for each key release.
Building entrance keys, access cards and floor plans can be stored in the high-security KNOX-BOX mounted near the building entrance. The KNOX-BOX is purchased by the property owner and is keyed to a single master key controlled by the Town of Abingdon Fire Department.
If you are interested in purchasing a KNOX-BOX you can visit https://knoxbox.com/store/registerDept.cfm Enter the City and State, press Search and Abingdon Fire Department eApprove will appear. Select the product you would like to purchase, press Proceed with Pre-Authorization Order. If you have any additional questions about the KNOX-BOX Program you can call (276) 628-5563 of e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org